Metra to Showcase 50+ HDMI Cables at ISE 2019

Metra Home Theater Group will be bringing its Velox product line and Ethereal’s MHX cables to ISE 2019, among others.


During ISE 2019 in Amsterdam, Metra Home Theater Group is showcasing more than 50 HDMI cable products with 24Gbps bandwidth. The HDMI cables are designed to carry up to 6Gbps of video in all four channels for a total bandwidth of 24Gbps.

“24Gbps bandwidth is in preparation for higher frames per second or bit rates in the 4K spec, or heading to the next step in 8K,” says Brent McCall of Metra Home Theater Group's technical support and product development team.

“With the release of HDMI 2.1 in many new displays, higher bandwidth cables will be required to take advantage of the new content we expect to see coming in the future,” he added. MHTG’s higher bandwidth cables support 4K/60,10bit, 4:4:4 and are compatible with the new enhanced audio return channels (ARC and eARC) and all of the current HDMI specifications.

Metra Brings Velox and Helios Cables to ISE 2019

Metra says its Velox product line is designed with custom integrators in mind, as the ultra-high speed HDMI cables can reach up to 100 meters (328 feet) for its active fiber (which support ARC but not eARC), 30 meters (98 feet) for its active copper and 10 meters (32.8 feet) for its passive copper, supporting the full 4K spec for 4:4:4, HDR and more.

Ethereal’s MHX cables can reach up to 7.5 meters (24.6 feet) supporting 24Gbps unassisted, and up to 17 meters (55.7 feet) when used with the HDM-GA1 or HDM-GA2 Gigabit Accelerators.

Helios, Metra's retail brand designed for consumers, will display its new retail store shelf system at ISE, which includes its 24Gbps short length fiber HDMI cables and brand signage.

These fiber cables do not require external power and are available in eye-catching retail packaging, from 3 to 15 feet (or 0.9 to 4.5 meters).

Related: Metra Active Optical Fiber Optic Cables Support 24Gbps Bandwidth

For easy pre-wiring, Metra has introduced a new series of hybrid active optical fiber HDMI cables from The Install Bay that feature a removable headshell for easy in-wall installation. This installer-friendly solution is designed for pre-wiring with a small connector cover and hook that makes pulling the cable through conduit easy.

The CL3 jacket is designed for in-wall installation and is ideal for pre-wiring new homes thanks to its UL-rated jacket that doesn’t split or break in colder temperatures. They are also available in plenum or CL3 without the detachable headshell option, from 9 to 79 meters (or 30 to 260 feet).

Metra Home Theater Group will be at ISE booth 1-Q80 from February 5-8, 2019.